Month: June 2015

Weekend With Canon (A 3-Part Mini-Series) – Part “the first”: The Body of the 5DS

It's nice of Canon to reminds us to Bring It.  You know extra memory cards, batteries, lenses, etc.,

It’s nice of Canon to reminds us to Bring It.  You know: extra memory cards, batteries, lenses, etc.

Thank you to Fotocare for holding this rental for me.  <-Useless plug, well maybe.

Let me get something out of the way first. Canon’s 5DS is the first Canon DSLR that I have spent any significant time with. I have shot DRebels, and A 7D Mk1, but only for a few shots, and really just a quick look with some of my various friends gears.

Having said that, the main reason why I never really considered Canon (more…)

Alvin’s Film Follies (Part V – The First T-Max Encounter…)

Union Station and L Condominiums

Union Station and L Condominiums – Curves adjusted in post.

I find it funny that I’m still hunting for my favourite everyday black and white film, but I shouldn’t be surprised – there is so much variety in terms of brands, product lines and film speed to choose from.  As you know, I’ve limited my choices to 100 speed film.  When I discussed some of my findings with Jon he popped me a question: Why I haven’t tried the Kodak T-Max yet?  To be honest, the thought never really crossed my mind.


Shoot out!


Shooting Canon’s 5DS has been challenging to say the least.  Challenging in a sense that I truly hate it’s ergonomics.

Anyway, resolution wise my old D700 won’t be able to keep up, but let’s see how my Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D holds up against the much more expensive and much bigger Canon 50mm F1.2 L II

Will be shooting comparison shots throughout the day.  Stay tuned.

Snappy Fridays

We, here at, decided to keep Fridays light since everyone, including you, is in a rush to get where they need to go for the weekend (especially after working at our full-time jobs!)  So any participating editor here will be posting up a snapshot every Friday that was taken using any camera (Cellphone, DSLR, Film…Polaroid?) during the week.  The subject can be anything.

Stay posted…